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College Closes Freshman Applications

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 9, 2008) - On May 6, the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh closed freshman admissions for the fall 2008 academic semester.

The number of freshmen who have chosen to enroll in the fall is up substantially and has exceeded the college's goal.

"Current freshman deposits are strong at 1,109. This is great news for SUNY Plattsburgh," said Rich Higgins, director of admissions and associate vice president of enrollment management.

Incoming students must pay a deposit to confirm that they plan to attend the college. Total deposits for incoming freshmen are up by nearly 17 percent over last year and have surpassed the targeted goal of 975 students. The application pool is so strong that the college has now closed admission for new freshmen. 

"Due to the high demand, we are starting to turn away freshman applications as well as those deposits that are late - beyond announced deadlines," said Higgins.

"Not only is enrollment strong, but our incoming class is one of the strongest, from an academic standpoint, that we have seen in recent history," said President John Ettling. "Members of the admissions staff and the college as a whole should be proud of the hard work that's gone into bringing in this class. It has been a college-wide effort."

The college will continue to accept students who want to transfer from other institutions, graduate students and students applying for re-admission to complete their studies.

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